The film has barey even begun and it’s already getting pushed around. According to ComingSoon, Columbia Pictures has decided to push back director Michel Gondry‘s upcoming comic book adaptation The Green Hornet, starring and co-written by Seth Rogen. The film was originally set to be released on June 25, 2010, but it has now been pushed back to weeks until July 9, 2010. Apparently, the decision came from another movie by the studio called Grown Ups which is a comedy starring Adam Sandler, Maya Rudolph, Salma Hayek, Steve Buscemi, Maria Bello, and MANY well known actors, which had to be moved from March 12 to June 25, 2010.
It could be that they’re looking for two big summer films instead of just one, after all if this summer proved anything, it’s that people want a good comedy. I’m not against the move for Grown Ups, but with this change Hornet will be going head to head opening weekend with Robert Rodriguez’s film Predators and the animated Despicable Me with Steve Carell and Danny McBride, which also come out on July 9th. I can’t imagine that won’t have some negative effects on it’s box office draw.
While no other film is scheduled for June 25th at this moment, so it looks like Grown Ups won’t have too much to worry about.
One thing is for sure, we have a big summer ahead of us in 2010.
Do you think they should reconsider the date for Green Hornet? Or is it fine where it is? Or should Predators or Despicable Me make way for Hornet?